1926 Standing Liberty quarters are very common coins that were struck by the millions at all three then-operating mints: Philadelphia, Denver, and San Francisco. The 1926 quarter is the second year that the series boasted a recessed date, which would not wear away as easily as on earlier Standing Liberty quarters, which feature a raised date that was highly susceptible to wearing away quickly.
The following is a breakdown of the 1926 Standing Liberty quarters, including mintage and value information:
1926 – 11,316,000; $9
1926-D – 1,716,000; $12
1926-S – 2,700,000; $10
*Values are for Standing Liberty quarters in a grade of Good-4.
There is very little for collectors to concern themselves with when it comes to collecting circulated examples of 1926 quarters. With no special varieties, no key dates, and virtually no other particular matters that stand out about 1926 other than the fact that all three issues are considered common, collectors should have a pretty easy time finding and affording any of the three issues.
The only matter that might give coin collectors pause when working on a set of 1926 quarters is the fact that Full Head (“FH”) 1926 quarters make the best buys in the case of uncirculated specimens. If you want a truly beautiful example of a 1926 quarter, seek out a Full Head uncirculated specimen. Yes, these do cost more than typical Mint State pieces, but the extra investment can pay off in both enhanced eye appeal and potentially better monetary returns should the time come that you sell your quarters.